Annapurna Machhapuchhre Treki a fabulous journey in the Annapurna region. It avoids the main route via Ghorepani, rather the trek uses a different and peaceful trail. It goes via Dhampus, Forest camp, Humal, Guhe and finally to the Machhapuchhre base camp.
Machhpuchhre Trek begins from Phedi and trek to the Dhampus village. The large Gurung village is located at the shadow of Himchuli and other peaks. Exploring the stunning panoramas of Himalayas and green hills, you save a lifetime memory of the adorable youth of the nature. Even the Gurung culture and hospitality offer an awesome experience of the trip. Walking through the rhododendron forest is remarkable. The isolated trail and chirping melodies of different species of birds is the dynamic feature of the trek. Finally, it reaches to the Machhapuchhre base camp (Fishtail peak base camp). From here, the spectacular virgin peak- Mt. Fishtail can be explored from the closer distance. Then the trek retraces through Seding, Thulo Chaur and Ghachok from where you take a drive to Pokhara.For the unique and peaceful journey in Annapurna region, Annapurna Machhapuchhre Trek is one of the best options. For all the requirements, feel free to contact Adventure Club Trek and make your journey extremely memorable.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (Visa etc) you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, we will attend an orientation about your trek led by our Trekking leader over a welcome dinner.
MealThe exciting day begins with a cultural tour to various medieval sites in Kathmandu. We drive to visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites- Pashupatinath temple (the biggest Hindu shrine), Boudhanath (largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal), Swayambhunath (A fine Buddhist Stupa at the hilltop of Kathmandu) and the Kathmandu Durbar Square (an open museum and abode of Kumari). Coming back from the sightseeing, take part in a short briefing and trip preparation.
After breakfast, We will drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. The road is winding and the lush vegetation attracts us along with the Himalayan views. It takes approximately 6/7 hours to reach there. It is a city of Lakes and natural wonders. You can enjoy the boating on Phewa Lake, the same day.
After breakfast drive to Phedi via Tibetan camp and steep climb up to Dhampus village one of the big Gurung village. Spectacular panoramic views of Annapurnas.
Today we will start our secret trail leaving tourists, another trekker, and even villagers behind. Trek enters an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock and daphnia, camping in a small clearing far from the beaten trail.
As we climb, the flora has turned to classic cloud forest with mosses and lichen, tree ferns and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. There are natural windows in the woods that look out on to thrilling panoramas towards Hiunchuli and the knife-sharp traverse towards Annapurna South. Far below, to left, can see the Modi Khola Valley leading up into the Annapurna sanctuary. Though still surrounded by forest, have spectacular northerly views of the ever-closer Fishtail.
Just a short steep climb and out of the forest. A ridge, now grassy and sometimes under the snow, takes us up to high camp which we shall reach at lunch time and where a second consecutive afternoon is spent awestruck with the views and acclimatizing. Annapurna South seems near enough to touch.
Hike up 5000m Breakfast will be earlier than usual. Then with packed lunch, set off to reach the objective. Conditions being favorable, the trip can reach up to 5000m and only the crest of Mardi Himal itself separates from the south face of Machhapuchare. The great ice fields and blue glaciers of the Sanctuary Wall lie below. Annapurna I, highest of all is beyond, and around, in an arc from horizon to horizon, from Dhaulagiri to the Mustang, are a dozen or more glistening snow-bound giants. Standing on a spot that has been a constant aim for days now. A place, a time, a view that is almost impossible to equal –and earned it. Whatever achievement, by 1:00 pm and back trip to camp.
After a relaxed breakfast, tired bodies make an unhurried descent through the shade of the forest, and out onto terraced fields, down 1600m in all. This is a different route down-down to the upper Mardi Khola, the torrent that has been the ice and snow of the Mardi Himal. Although remote and still away from the much-used ‘Tea – house’ trekking routes, our expedition now takes on the moods of the warm valley and the friendly villages. Here, we make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hillside village or siding, down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the interesting bridges. There is no doubting this is indeed the idyllic Nepali countryside.
There are just a few hours of walking – the trail skirts an outcrop – there’s the road, there’s our transport.
Driving back to Kathmandu for about 6 hours, your day is free, however, at even tide; you will be taken to the Nepali kitchen for a delicious farewell dinner of the original Nepalese cuisine. As you enjoy your meal, you will also be entertained with an exciting cultural dance performed by the locals. You will enjoy this experience which is complimentary on behalf of the ADVENTURE CLUB.
After rejuvenating morning breakfast, we get ready to leave Pokhara behind and drive to Kathmandu. Once we reach Kathmandu, your guide can help you with any souvenir shopping or other special requests. Farewell dinner from Adventure Club Trek.
Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a pleasant experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.
Prior to all our treks and expeditions, we host a Pre-Trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce them to other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. We believe that pre-trip meeting is very important in order to better preparation of the trekking.
Best time to trek to Annapurna -Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature, then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan., Feb.) could also be an option.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.